How to Thrive as an Introverted Instructor

by: Cathie Ericson

Skills & Drills

Let your positive personality characteristics shine when you teach class.

When people think of a group fitness instructor, they likely picture a “cheerleader” type. An outgoing, enthusiastic performer. In other words, an extrovert. However, the reason that so-called extroverted qualities are typically associated with an instructor is because many people hold a misconception about what being an introvert really means. Being introverted is not necessarily the same thing as being shy or quiet, although some introverts are.

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Cathie Ericson IDEA Author/Presenter